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About the test:

The Data Entry Test evaluates candidates on their speed and accuracy of entering data into a computer system. The test assesses candidates on skills such as typing speed, accuracy, data verification, attention to detail, proofreading, and the ability to navigate various software applications and databases. The test aims to assess the candidate's ability to process large volumes of data quickly and accurately, which is a critical skill in many administrative and clerical roles.

Covered skills:

  • Data Entry
  • Accuracy
  • Data Verification
  • Data Cleansing
  • Data Management
  • Typing Speed
  • Data Validation
  • Data Formatting
  • Data Analysis
  • Quality Assurance

9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Data Entry Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Data Entry Operators

Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Data Entry Online Test helps recruiters and hiring managers identify qualified candidates from a pool of resumes, and helps in taking objective hiring decisions. It reduces the administrative overhead of interviewing too many candidates and saves time by filtering out unqualified candidates at the first step of the hiring process.

The test screens for the following skills that hiring managers look for in candidates:

  • Efficient and accurate data entry
  • Attention to detail in data entry tasks
  • Fast and accurate typing speed
  • Ability to validate and verify data
  • Proficient in data formatting
  • Skilled in data cleansing
  • Capable of data analysis
  • Effective data management
  • Thorough understanding of quality assurance in data entry
Reason #2

No trick questions

no trick questions

Traditional assessment tools use trick questions and puzzles for the screening, which creates a lot of frustration among candidates about having to go through irrelevant screening assessments.

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The main reason we started Adaface is that traditional pre-employment assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate candidates. At Adaface, our mission is to help companies find great candidates by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role.

Why we started Adaface
Reason #3

Non-googleable questions

We have a very high focus on the quality of questions that test for on-the-job skills. Every question is non-googleable and we have a very high bar for the level of subject matter experts we onboard to create these questions. We have crawlers to check if any of the questions are leaked online. If/ when a question gets leaked, we get an alert. We change the question for you & let you know.

How we design questions

These are just a small sample from our library of 10,000+ questions. The actual questions on this Data Entry Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question


Typing Test Dumpling hunt
One sunny afternoon, Po, the legendary Kung Fu Panda, decided to take a break from his martial arts training and visit the bustling village market. He had a craving for his favorite dumplings and was eager to find the tastiest ones. As Po strolled through the market, his enthusiasm drew the attention of curious onlookers. They giggled and whispered as the giant panda, clad in his iconic Kung Fu attire, carefully examined fruits and vegetables, hunting for the freshest ingredients. At the dumpling stall, Po's excitement peaked, and he accidentally knocked over a tower of bamboo steamers. The vendor, surprisingly unflustered, smiled and said, "Ah, the great Dragon Warrior! No need to worry, Po. A few fallen steamers are nothing compared to the joy you bring to our village." The crowd erupted in laughter as Po sheepishly grinned and picked up the steamers. He left the market with a basket full of delicious dumplings and a heart warmed by the villagers' affection. The day Po went shopping would be fondly remembered as a delightful and hilarious break from the ordinary.


Typing Test The Resilient Forge
Once upon a time, in a picturesque village nestled at the base of a majestic mountain range, there lived a talented blacksmith named Charles. Charles was renowned throughout the land for his incredible craftsmanship and the unmatched quality of his creations. People traveled great distances to purchase his fine swords, delicate jewelry, and durable tools. Charles felt immense pride in his work and was always eager to share his knowledge with anyone who showed a genuine interest in his craft. One sunny day, as Charles hammered away at his anvil, a young woman named Emily approached his workshop with a sense of wonder in her eyes. She marveled at the intricate designs and the gleaming metalwork that adorned the walls. Feeling a deep desire to learn the art of blacksmithing, Emily hesitantly asked Charles if he would be willing to teach her the secrets of his trade. Charles, a generous soul, agreed without hesitation, and so began Emily's apprenticeship. Each day, she absorbed the lessons of her mentor, gradually honing her skills and developing her unique style. As time passed, Emily's creations began to rival those of Charles, and together they forged a partnership that brought their village even greater fame and prosperity. One fateful evening, a fierce storm rolled in, bringing with it torrential rain and unrelenting winds. Lightning illuminated the sky, casting eerie shadows across the village. Suddenly, a massive bolt of lightning struck Charles and Emily's workshop, setting it ablaze. The villagers, working tirelessly to extinguish the flames, managed to save their beloved blacksmiths' lives, but the workshop and all their creations were lost to the fire. Undeterred, Charles and Emily decided to rebuild their workshop and continue their shared passion for blacksmithing. With the support of their community, they created a new, even grander workshop, and their artistry continued to flourish. The tale of their resilience and unwavering determination became a beacon of inspiration for generations to come.


Code language
In a new code language called Adira, 

- '4A, 2B, 9C' means 'truth is eternal'
- '9C, 2B, 8G, 3F' means 'hatred is not eternal'
- '4A, 5T, 3F, 1X' means 'truth does not change'

What is the code for 'hatred' in Adira?


Fin copied over data
Data entry
Fin copied the data from a printed sheet to the computer to upload to our server. How many attributes did they make an error in copying?


Recipe Review
You are a professional chef reviewing a recipe for a cooking class you're teaching. The recipe is for a classic Margherita pizza and includes the following ingredients:

- Pizza dough
- Tomato sauce
- Mozzarella cheese
- Fresh basil
- Extra-virgin olive oil

However, when you read the step-by-step instructions, you see the following steps:

1. Preheat the oven to 475°F (245°C).
2. Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface.
3. Spread the tomato sauce over the dough.
4. Arrange the sliced bell peppers and mushrooms evenly over the sauce.
5. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top.
6. Bake for 12-15 minutes until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.
7. Remove from the oven and garnish with fresh basil and a drizzle of olive oil before serving.

What is the issue with the recipe instructions?
A: The oven temperature is set too high.
B: The pizza dough should not be rolled out on a floured surface.
C: The tomato sauce is applied in the wrong step.
D: Ingredients mentioned in the instructions are not listed in the recipe.
E: No issues were found in the recipe instructions.


Wrong data entry
Data Entry Accuracy
Error Detection
Our data entry intern was helping us out with some work over the weekend. We took a small sample from their work to check for any mistakes. Could you help us understand how many of the intern's entries contained errors?
🧐 Question🔧 Skill


Typing Test Dumpling hunt

5 mins



Typing Test The Resilient Forge

8 mins



Code language

2 mins

Attention to Detail


Fin copied over data
Data entry

2 mins

Attention to Detail


Recipe Review

2 mins

Attention to Detail


Wrong data entry
Data Entry Accuracy
Error Detection

2 mins

Attention to Detail
🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Typing Test Dumpling hunt
Medium5 minsSolve
Typing Test The Resilient Forge
Medium8 minsSolve
Code language
Attention to Detail
Medium2 mins
Fin copied over data
Data entry
Attention to Detail
Medium2 mins
Recipe Review
Attention to Detail
Medium2 mins
Wrong data entry
Data Entry Accuracy
Error Detection
Attention to Detail
Medium2 mins
Reason #4

1200+ customers in 75 countries

customers in 75 countries

With Adaface, we were able to optimise our initial screening process by upwards of 75%, freeing up precious time for both hiring managers and our talent acquisition team alike!

Brandon Lee, Head of People, Love, Bonito

Reason #5

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment Data Entry Test in your hiring process is that it is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. In other words: you want to use the test to eliminate the candidates who do poorly on the test, not to select the candidates who come out at the top. While they are super valuable, pre-employment tests do not paint the entire picture of a candidate’s abilities, knowledge, and motivations. Multiple easy questions are more predictive of a candidate's ability than fewer hard questions. Harder questions are often "trick" based questions, which do not provide any meaningful signal about the candidate's skillset.

Science behind Adaface tests
Reason #6

1 click candidate invites

Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the Data Entry Test from your dashboard by entering their email address.

Public link: You can create a public link for each test that you can share with candidates.

API or integrations: You can invite candidates directly from your ATS by using our pre-built integrations with popular ATS systems or building a custom integration with your in-house ATS.

invite candidates
Reason #7

Detailed scorecards & benchmarks

View sample scorecard
Reason #8

High completion rate

Adaface tests are conversational, low-stress, and take just 25-40 mins to complete.

This is why Adaface has the highest test-completion rate (86%), which is more than 2x better than traditional assessments.

test completion rate
Reason #9

Advanced Proctoring

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About the Data Entry Assessment Test

Why you should use Pre-employment Data Entry Online Test?

The Data Entry Test makes use of scenario-based questions to test for on-the-job skills as opposed to theoretical knowledge, ensuring that candidates who do well on this screening test have the relavant skills. The questions are designed to covered following on-the-job aspects:

  • Typing accurately and efficiently
  • Paying attention to detail in data entry
  • Validating and verifying data entries
  • Formatting data appropriately
  • Cleansing data to remove errors and duplicates
  • Analyzing data for patterns and insights
  • Managing data sets and databases
  • Ensuring data quality and accuracy
  • Maintaining confidentiality and security of data
  • Adhering to data entry guidelines

Once the test is sent to a candidate, the candidate receives a link in email to take the test. For each candidate, you will receive a detailed report with skills breakdown and benchmarks to shortlist the top candidates from your pool.

What topics are covered in the Data Entry Online Test?

  • Data Entry:

    Data entry is the process of inputting or transferring data from one form or system to another. In this test, measuring data entry skills allows recruiters to assess a candidate's ability to accurately and efficiently enter data, which is essential in many roles that involve working with large amounts of data.

  • Typing Speed:

    Typing speed refers to how fast an individual can type. It is important to measure typing speed in this test as it provides insights into a candidate's ability to handle high volumes of data entry tasks within tight deadlines, which is a valuable skill for roles requiring fast and accurate data input.

  • Accuracy:

    Accuracy in data entry refers to how precisely an individual is able to enter data without errors. Assessing accuracy helps recruiters identify candidates who have the attention to detail necessary for maintaining data integrity, especially in roles where even a small error can lead to significant issues.

  • Data Validation:

    Data validation involves determining whether data entered is accurate, complete, and useful. Evaluating data validation skills is important in this test as it ensures that candidates can identify and correct inconsistencies or errors in the data, helping to maintain data quality and reliability.

  • Data Verification:

    Data verification confirms the accuracy and reliability of entered data through cross-checking and comparison with other sources. Measuring data verification skills allows recruiters to assess a candidate's ability to confirm the correctness of data, which is crucial for maintaining the integrity of databases and preventing data errors or discrepancies.

  • Data Formatting:

    Data formatting involves organizing, arranging, and structuring data in a standardized manner. In this test, assessing data formatting skills enables recruiters to evaluate a candidate's ability to present data in a clear and consistent format, facilitating efficient data analysis and interpretation.

  • Data Cleansing:

    Data cleansing is the process of identifying and correcting or removing errors, inconsistencies, and redundant information from a database or dataset. Measuring data cleansing skills in this test helps recruiters identify candidates who can efficiently clean, standardize, and improve the quality of data, ensuring accurate and reliable analysis.

  • Data Analysis:

    Data analysis refers to the process of inspecting, transforming, and modeling data to discover useful information and make informed decisions. Evaluating data analysis skills is important in this test as it allows recruiters to assess a candidate's ability to interpret and draw meaningful insights from data, enabling effective decision-making.

  • Data Management:

    Data management involves all the activities related to acquiring, storing, organizing, and maintaining data throughout its lifecycle. Assessing data management skills in this test helps recruiters gauge a candidate's ability to handle data effectively, ensuring data security, accessibility, accuracy, and compliance.

  • Quality Assurance:

    Quality assurance in data entry involves conducting checks and measures to ensure that data entered meets established standards and requirements. Measuring quality assurance skills in this test enables recruiters to assess a candidate's ability to maintain data accuracy, consistency, and completeness, leading to reliable and trustworthy data for decision-making.

  • Full list of covered topics

    The actual topics of the questions in the final test will depend on your job description and requirements. However, here's a list of topics you can expect the questions for Data Entry Test to be based on.

    Data entry techniques
    Keyboard shortcuts
    Editing and proofreading
    Spell check
    Copy and paste
    Tabulation and indentation
    Auto-fill and auto-correct
    Formatting styles
    Using templates
    Data validation rules
    Duplicate data detection
    Sorting and filtering data
    Conditional formatting
    Pivot tables
    Data analysis functions
    Data visualization
    Record keeping
    Creating and managing databases
    Backup and restore procedures
    Data cleaning techniques
    Data normalization
    Data transformation
    Codebook creation
    Statistical analysis
    Quick data retrieval
    Data quality assessment
    Data integrity checks
    Quality control measures

What roles can I use the Data Entry Online Test for?

  • Data Entry Operator
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Office Clerk
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Data Processor
  • Data Verification Specialist

How is the Data Entry Online Test customized for senior candidates?

For intermediate/ experienced candidates, we customize the assessment questions to include advanced topics and increase the difficulty level of the questions. This might include adding questions on topics like

  • Applying data entry best practices
  • Collaborating with team members for data entry tasks
  • Utilizing data entry software and tools
  • Following data validation procedures
  • Performing data verification checks
  • Using keyboard shortcuts for faster typing
  • Implementing data entry macros for increased efficiency
  • Applying data formatting functions in spreadsheets
  • Manipulating data for reporting purposes
  • Creating data entry templates for standardized input
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The hiring managers felt that through the technical questions that they asked during the panel interviews, they were able to tell which candidates had better scores, and differentiated with those who did not score as well. They are highly satisfied with the quality of candidates shortlisted with the Adaface screening.

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Data Entry Hiring Test FAQs

Can I combine multiple skills into one custom assessment?

Yes, absolutely. Custom assessments are set up based on your job description, and will include questions on all must-have skills you specify. Here's a quick guide on how you can request a custom test.

Do you have any anti-cheating or proctoring features in place?

We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

  • Non-googleable questions
  • IP proctoring
  • Screen proctoring
  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Secure browser
  • Copy paste protection

Read more about the proctoring features.

How do I interpret test scores?

The primary thing to keep in mind is that an assessment is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. A skills assessment is optimized to help you eliminate candidates who are not technically qualified for the role, it is not optimized to help you find the best candidate for the role. So the ideal way to use an assessment is to decide a threshold score (typically 55%, we help you benchmark) and invite all candidates who score above the threshold for the next rounds of interview.

What experience level can I use this test for?

Each Adaface assessment is customized to your job description/ ideal candidate persona (our subject matter experts will pick the right questions for your assessment from our library of 10000+ questions). This assessment can be customized for any experience level.

Does every candidate get the same questions?

Yes, it makes it much easier for you to compare candidates. Options for MCQ questions and the order of questions are randomized. We have anti-cheating/ proctoring features in place. In our enterprise plan, we also have the option to create multiple versions of the same assessment with questions of similar difficulty levels.

I'm a candidate. Can I try a practice test?

No. Unfortunately, we do not support practice tests at the moment. However, you can use our sample questions for practice.

What is the cost of using this test?

You can check out our pricing plans.

Can I get a free trial?

Yes, you can sign up for free and preview this test.

I just moved to a paid plan. How can I request a custom assessment?

Here is a quick guide on how to request a custom assessment on Adaface.

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